Publisher description for Chaco Canyon / R. Gwinn Vivian and Margaret Anderson.

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New Mexico, northwestern corner. Here, amidst the greasewood bushes and clouds of dry, sandy soil, are the silent ruins of colossal mud and wooden houses, a mysterious remnant of an ancient civilization. In Chaco Canyon, readers learn about the discovery of these amazing structures and follow generations of archaeologists as they uncover the secrets of the canyon's past. A veritable early Native American detective story, the book includes numerous sidebars on archaeological techniques, timelines, related sites, photographs and illustrations of the sites and artifacts, and a fascinating interview with archaeologist Gwinn Vivian who grew up in the canyon. About the Digging for the Past series: Buried treasure, high adventure, lost civilizations--Join archaeologists as they dig for the past at exciting sites around the world. From the first excitement of the original find to the excavation and scientific breakthrough, these richly illustrated books team professional archaeologists with established science writers to bring the fascinating world of the archaeological process to life.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chaco culture -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Cliff-dwellings -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon -- Juvenile literature.
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park (N.M.) -- Juvenile literature.
Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Antiquities.
Cliff dwellings -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon.
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Antiquities.